Photo - Paul Choy, Country Sales Manager, Allied Telesis Malaysia
Malaysia can duplicate high-speed gigabit smart city services such as Grant County Public Utility's open-access network, which is the now the fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United States, according to secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions provider Allied Telesis.
Allied Telesis Malaysia country sales manager Paul Choy said the company, which also specialises in the deployment of IP (Internet Protocol) Triple Play networks, implemented the service for Grant County Public Utility to provide consumers with Gigabit access speeds to allow them to stream high-speed content, and watch 4K high-definition television (HDTV) in real time.
A fibre network, based on active Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Pt-Pt, offered Internet access speeds that are 100 times faster than traditional Multiple-System Operator (MSO) Cable and Telco xDSL, as well as Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), said Choy.
"We believe the services offered to Grant County Public Utility can be easily duplicated and implemented here in Malaysia," he said. "Malaysia is moving towards becoming a developed nation status by the year 2020. As such, we foresee, high-quality living as new order of citizens.
"The potential is certainly here be it in sectors such as transport, energy, health care and security as the Government's vision to transform major cities into a safer environment with the use of digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing of its citizens is certainly the way forward," said Choy.
"We certainly look forward to collaborative initiatives with application developers especially in the security sector," he said. "For example, a CCTV used in highways to monitor traffic can be useful with having smart communications system in order to create valuable information to the public in ensuring they are informed just so that we can tackle with issues happening on the road."
In a separate statement, Robert Grant, of Grant County Public Utility District, said: "We plan to increase our speeds and maintain our leading network status. We operate an open-access network, and required an ultra-high-performance GbE solution. We selected the Allied Telesis Gigabit solution for many reasons, including its quality and performance, as well as the interoperability capabilities."
The statement included a comment by Allied Telesis senior vice president, Global Program Management, Philip Yim: "Allied Telesis pioneered the active FTTx market with IP Triple Play service delivery. Grant County Public Utility is one of 75 customers that have deployed our solution and embraced a vision of ultra-high-speed Internet access."
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